Deets: The 7th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament Celebrity Night brings together celebrities, friends and members of the entertainment industry to raise funds for the new The Ed Asner Family Center (TEAFC) dedicated to helping differently “abled” individuals with special needs nurture and cultivate self-confidence and to embrace and support their families. More than 400 guests are expected to attend at this year’s star-studded event, hosted by Emmy-winning actor and autism advocate Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show).
In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will enjoy a dinner buffet, cocktails, silent auction and opportunity drawings. Poker prizes will be awarded for the top three winners. Non-poker players can also join in to watch the poker tournament, enjoy the buffet, cocktails, and participate in the Silent/Live Auctions.
Now in its seventh year, the poker tournament is expecting to raise over $200,000. The Ed Asner Family Center is a nonprofit co-founded by the Asner family whose mission is to help those with special needs and their families seeking wholeness in all facets of life. The Ed Asner Family Center not only caters to the needs of the special individual, but aims to embrace the complete family, helping them meet the challenges they face with grace and support. The Center offers arts and career advancement programs after school and on the weekends as well as counseling and mindfulness classes. The Los Angeles based The Ed Asner Family Center is the first of many branches nationwide. In the past, the Ed Asner Poker Tournament has raised much needed funds for charitable organizations such as Autism Speaks and The Autism Society of America.
The Ed Asner Family Center
The Ed Asner Family Center is a one stop-shop for those with special needs and their families seeking wholeness in all facets of life. The Center acts as an oasis of balance and thought, of interaction and education providing children and adults of all levels of ability a chance at dignity, confidence, and self-respect. The Ed Asner Family Center not only caters to the needs of the special child, but aims to embrace the complete family, helping them meet the challenges they face with grace and support. Location: 7915 Lindley, Reseda, CA 91335
Spotted: Ed Asner, Ed Begley Jr., Don Cheadle, Gary Busey, Bill Prady, Ron Perlman, Gregory Harrison, Peter Gallagher, Dave Foley, Adam McKay, Ronald Funches, Richard Schiff, Ralph Garman, Thomas Gibson, Liz Feldman, Elizabeth J. Carlisle, Steve Lukather, Tony Ward, Gabrielle Carteris, John Asher, Adam Goldberg, Charles Agron, Joanna Bartling, Laura Niemi, Kirk Bovill, Joni Bovill. More than 400 guestsattended this year’s event.
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